Netflix Orders ‘Betrayal’ Spy Series From ‘Bridge Of Spies’ Writer Matt Charman | News
Netflix has commissioned a six-part spy drama created by Oscar-nominated writer Matt Charman.
the Bridge of spies the writer will produce Treason via his London-based indie Binocular Productions, starring Olga Kurylenko, Oona Chaplin and Charlie Cox.
The series, directed by Louise Hooper, follows Adam Lawrence, trained and cared for by U16, whose career seems set until his past catches up with him in the form of a Russian spy, Kara.
A triangular relationship develops between Kara, Adam and his wife, Maddy; who try to uncover each other’s secrets and navigate political and diplomatic relations while clinging to their personal lives.
Charman is also responsible for ITV’s 2015 miniseries black job (Mammoth Screen) and the 2014 BBC1 drama Our zoo (Great discussion). He will be showrunner and executive producer alongside Binocular drama director Valery Ryan and Foz Allan.
Vice President of Netflix Original Series Anne Mensah has commissioned the drama, which will mark Binocular’s first major project.
Treason joins a list of dramas in development from the UK branch of Netflix, including Rapman’s sci-fi series Supacell, sister’s thriller Eric, by Charlie Covell Kaos, Left Bank Photos’ The Fuck It Bucket and Drama Republic’s One day to restart.
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